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    Emotional Intelligence – It’s Not an Oxymoron!

    Date: June 4, 2015, 7:30am – 9:30am
    Center for Innovative Technology/George Mason
    2214 Rock Hill Road, Suite 400
    Herndon, VA 20170
    Event Type:
    Discussion Group Meeting
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    Leadership within today’s organizations is much more than setting goals and measuring results. Strong HR professionals create a culture where people are inspired to do their best work. This discussion overviews the power Emotional Intelligence can provide to organizational leaders.  Practical examples and group discussion will clarify how human traits can be employed to create a neural GPS for 21st century HR Managers. 

    Come prepared to discuss the following:

    • What organizational leader has had the most positive influence on your life?

    • What three characteristics best describes this person?

    • Reflect on a complex decision you made in the last 30 days that affected your organizational team.

    • Reflect on how you handled the decision process and interactions with your colleagues as you managed “up”, “down”, and “laterally”.

    • Reflect on 2-3 instances when you went along with a team decision, even though you did not agree.What influenced your decision?

    • Reflect on 2-3 instances when you disagreed with a group decision and held firm.What influenced your decision?

    • Does your group collaboration and decision-making criteria differ between your professional and personal environments?

    Our facilitator for this discussion is Susan Schwartz who is an independent consultant   specializing in collaborative learning and teamwork.  She has devoted more than 30 years to providing training and business solutions to a wide variety of clients spanning multiple industries including telecommunications, healthcare, government, and utilities.  Currently she facilitates public courses and seminars for George Mason University Office of Continuing Education, Project Management Institute, and the Association of Talent Development.  Curriculum topics include collaborative team building, problem solving, critical thinking, priority setting, customer service, conflict management, organizational effectiveness, project management, change management, and matrix team leadership. Additionally, she has customized the curricula to create on-site team building workshops.  She is certified to facilitate the EQ-i 2.0 Emotional Quotient Inventory.
    Please join us for this lively discussion. You are welcome to extend an invitation to interested colleagues. No fee is charged for attending.  However, registration is required on-line, at least 24 hours in advance, via the Dulles SHRM web site ( -- Chapter Discussion Groups. If you have questions, contact Beth Gilley at 703.444.2254 or Participation may be limited to the first 25 people who register.